Amazing story on CNN just now: That cop, a 35-year veteran, who shoved Don Lemon on the air the other day--much overplayed--turns out to be a racist who on tape brags about "hating" everyone and being willing to "kill" anyone. He gave a speech not long ago for the Oath Keepers and someone sent link to Lemon overnight. On the tape Sgt. Maj. Dan Page also hits gays and claims Obama is an illegal alien born in Kenya. "I don't trust nobody and I hate everybody. I hate y'all too--I hate everybody. I'm into diversity. I kill everybody." Says there are four Supreme Court who are "sodomites." He calls all police "cynical." His solution to severe domestic marital disputes? Both parties should kill themselves. He has "no qualms" about killing people himself.
And: "We have no reason to pass hate crime laws." Refers to "black-robed perverts" in Washington. And more. "You're going to go to the ballot box or the bullet box in the next 18 months."
Now the police chief has suspended him and apologized on air for his remarks. Chief John Belmar said Page will also have to take psychiatric exam. And he asked people to send him any other videos of any other officers making such statements. The Oath Keepers claim he is not a member but admit they did invite him to speak. Local NAACP board member John Gaskin on CNN just now points out "this was someone who was to 'serve and protect.' Very concerning that an officer like that is on the ground--who knows what he's done." Also concerning that his views might have been "tolerated" by colleagues, why didn't they speak out, especially about killing people.
Here's full tape:
Friday, August 22, 2014
Shocker? Racist St. Louis County Cop
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